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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 80

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 80

572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

26% of this provider’s 510 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 510 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$943K

2012

$1.14M

2013

$1.14M

2014

$1.28M

2015

Number of Claims

13,006

2012

17,650

2013

18,281

2014

20,726

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

132

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

6 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

7 19
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

12 20
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 32
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

14 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

15 6
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

18 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

O 19 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

25 30
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

28 62
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 53
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

35 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 13
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 52
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

39 42
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

41 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 42 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

43 24
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

A 46 61
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 89
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

50 51
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

52 84
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 52 95
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 26
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

54 45
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 77
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 47
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

57 91
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 86
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

60 34
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 56
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 62 140
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

62 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 66
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 54
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 66 98
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 74
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 39
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 121
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 70 94
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 41
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 72
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 48
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

74 108
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 139
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 28
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 100
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

77 123
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 156
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 80 143
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 70
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 81 110
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 83 113
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 80
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

84 49
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

84 65
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 87 67
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 88 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

89 36
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 104
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 132
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 209
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 106
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 92 107
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.